15 Feb Hotel Overbooked…
Normally hearing from your hotel that they are overbooked just as you about to board your plane for an overseas flight is annoying, but in this case, it turned out to be amazing! Hotel Left Bank re-booked me into their sister hotel Au Manoir and upgraded our room. The location is fantastic! Directly across from Café Flore, this four star boutique hotel is decorated in beautiful fabrics giving it old world charm while looking fresh at the same time.
We were greeted with a warm reception and it set the tone for a nice stay. Our room was spacious (by Parisian standards!) with some great amenities. We had plenty of space for our luggage, a great mini bar and a modern sleek bathroom. The drawback, the layout. I have never seen a situation before where you walk into the room via the bathroom. Can you say awkward? Here’s a scenario for the morning, one person goes down for breakfast while the other is showering. How do you know when that person is done? You don’t in this room, so there was potential to walk right in on them upon opening the door from the hallway. Luckily we had the timing down, but I would say this room was more suited for a couple, rather than two gals traveling together.
One night in Paris and then Lisa and I were off to Dijon the following morning. The sweet man working the reception desk organized for our main luggage to be stored there and then delivered to the Hotel Left Bank upon our return to Paris the following Sunday. How helpful and practical is that? We were able to pack small weekend bags for the train trip to Dijon, and have everything waiting for us upon our return in our room. How fab!